Scandal-ridden businessman and former Adidas owner Bernard Tapie and his wife have been attacked in a violent burglary at their estate near Paris.
The couple were tied up with electrical cords, physically assaulted and robbed of their jewellery.
Bernard Tapie, 78, who was briefly a government minister, is a flamboyant and controversial figure who has been at the centre of legal battles concerning corruption and fraud for decades, and spent time in jail.
The Mayor of Combs-La-Ville, Guy Geoffroy, told AFP that the intruders pulled Mrs Tapie by the hair “because they wanted to know where the treasure was. END